Scarlett Johansson,touted as one of Hollywood's most popular actresses, is slated to star in Apple and A24’s hotly-anticipated sci-fi drama dubbed Bride. The film will be directed by Sebastian Lelio, who rose to fame after directing the Oscar-winning movie, A Fantastic Woman.
Scarlett Johansson is all set to produce with Lia and Keenan Flynn serving as co-producers. The feature is a riff on the sci-fi horror film Bride of Frankenstein and also marks Apple and A24's latest feature partnership.
Bride revolves around a woman who was crafted to be a perfect wife as a result of a genius entrepreneur's singular obsession. When she rejects the one who created her, she is forced to leave her incommodious existence and face a world that considers her to be a monster.
While on the run, she discovers her true identity, which is characterized by her surprising power, and her ability to recreate herself as her own creation. The Oscar-winning director behind Gloria and A Fantastic Woman will be at the helm, with Lauren Schuker Blum and Rebecca Angelo, who penned Wolfman, starring Ryan Gosling, will write the screenplay along with Lelio, according to Hollywood Reporter.
Scarlett Johansson and Jonathan Lia will produce the feature under their These Pictures banner, and Keenan Flynn will be co-producing. Speaking about the impending project, Johansson said it was time for Bride to walk out of the shadow of her male coequal and confront the world all by herself.
The Iron Man 2 star pointed out that Scarlett Johansson and Sebastian are extremely excited to work alongside Lauren Schuker Blum and Rebecca Angelo and uncage this classic anti-heroine and give her story fresh vigor represent the changes that they see today.
Apple and A24 will be teaming up on a slew of other titles, including The Sky are Everywhere with Jason Segel and On the Rocks featuring Bill Murray. The first A24 film set to arrive on Apple TV+, On the Rocks, will launch this Friday, MacRumors reported.
The tech giant and the indie studio have released the documentary called Boys State and have collaborated for Sofia Coppola's On the Rocks, which features Rashida Jones, along with Bill Murray. In addition to that, Apple and A24 on working on the YA novel adaptation, The Sky is Everywhere.
Scarlett Johansson is waiting with bated breath to release her much-awaited MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) movie, Black Widow, which was scheduled to hit theaters worldwide before the coronavirus pandemic shuttered theaters, News 18 reported. Black Widow will now release in May next year.